Safety PFD Life Jackets

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When it's time to get out on the water, the jacket will allow you to fully enjoy your favorite sport!

For a paddler, a comfortable and secure personal flotation device allows a better experience.


A low-profile vest, perfect for long days on the water

Stohlquist Rocker Life Jacket

Its cut, fabric, and design are well thought out. This comfortable life jacket uses the ergonomically articulated Wrapture shaped torso design, has 16.8 pounds of flotation and ensures comfort to whitewater boaters and SUP paddlers. This means that the flotation material is shaved and cut to better match your torso's shape. It provides the same new innovative fit as Stohlquist's Descent rescue vest. The comfort and performance of this PFD have made it very popular among whitewater kayakers.

This is a side entry vest. The PFD is low cut, minimal life jacket that is not bulky, features an offset front-zip for simple entry and exit, with zipper grab tab plus a ventilated lumbar pad for better air circulation.

It allows the flexibility you need for serious paddling. With all the straps it is easy to adjust and get the perfect fit. You will benefit of full range of motion in your shoulders while paddling and all the adjustments keep it in place and out of the way. The flotation is concentrated quite low and your shoulders are totally free to move. The side openings are generous so ventilation is pretty good. The vest fits snug and cross chest cinch harness adjustment eliminates ride up.

rocker life jacketThe Stohlquist Rocker Life Jacket features 6 adjustments to create the perfect fit. Self tension shoulders create a balanced fit. It feels like a second skin so you don't even realize you have it on. Free-floating suspended shoulder straps stretch as you move. Contoured padded shoulder straps are placed in a location that makes it easy to adjust and fit tight.

Ballistic nylon textured shoulders with stiffeners ensure easier portaging and better protection. On the interior of the PFD there is a GripLoc non-slip panel for zero ride up. High-visibility 3M reflective accents make you easier to spot in the dark.
Three pockets allow you to carry all the needed essentials. Large, streamlined main pocket provides secure storage. You can use the front accessory lash tab for your river knife. Hands free expandable mesh beverage holder reduces the time needed to grab a drink. There is a small item stash area right at the top of your chest, a stretchy mesh pouch for a GPS or marine VHF radio and whistle.

Stay secure the entire time with this PFD! 


Kokatat's vests are best sellers for reason!

Kokatat MsFit Tour Kayak Lifejacket

This is one of the most comfortable life vests on the market for anyone, male or female. The Kokatat MsFIT Tour life vest features anatomically cut foam panels. The core contains GAIA foam that is ultra-soft, resists cold, heat and chemicals, is easy to clean and reduces weight.

The front-zip and the articulated seams are designed for kayaking, canoeing, SUP paddleboarding and sailing.

The fit is comfortable with plenty of arm room. It has many adjustment points and lots of pockets. The jacket does not ride up while you are paddling and it's very light. For the most part, you will forget that you have it on.

kokatat lifejacketYou can keep safety items in your pockets full time with extra space for more. Things like whistles, waterproof flashlights, signal mirrors, pills and energy bars, whatever you need. Multiple top-loading pockets give paddlers plenty of room for gear.

Ergonomic and innovative construction and components:

  • 500D Cordura outer and 200D nylon oxford inner shell

  • Articulated shell and foam panels

  • Padded adjustable shoulders

  • 2 bellows pockets with zippered side entry

  • Electronics pocket, front lash tab

  • SOLAS Reflective tape

  • Strobe lash tab on back

  • USCG and ULC approved


Cost efficient all-around boating vest for whitewater, stand-up paddling, wet-sailing, and other water sports

Stohlquist Edge Kayak Lifejacket

The Edge Kayak Life Jacket by Stohlquist is durable and lightweight, without the tight and constrictive feeling of a conventional flat-foam designed jacket.

The articulated Wrapture-Shaped torso molds are designed to envelop and conform to the natural shape of your body for a secure and close fit, thanks to the reverse articulated foam and convex interior seams. The more than 16 1/2 lbs of buoyancy will keep you high in the water.

Padded and contoured shoulders and side pull adjustments allow you to customize your fit so the vest could not get in your way. The large arm openings provide an ample range of motion with no hindrance of movement. Mesh fabric sides allow for maximum ventilation and prevent sweating while you are paddling in the sun.

Shoulder adjustment and two modifiable straps on either side assure a great fit. The side zipper has an easy to use pull-tab to grip the zipper. The vest features a large top loading front stow pocket of easy access for extra gear and essentials.

USCG Type III rated, the Edge is suitable for all paddlers on a budget.

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Did you know?

Your PFD must fit well because it could impede your ability to swim if not worn correctly.

Tighten up the life jacket, hook your thumbs under the shoulder straps, than haul upward. The proper jacket should stay in place around the body and not ride up around your ears.

Any life jacket that is Coast Guard approved, and fits well, will do.

Kayaking specific PFDs have large armholes, keeping bulky flotation away from your shoulders and upper chest. They give you full range of arm and upper body motion while paddling.